Mum waits for lost son to return

MARYBOROUGH mum Sue Collette keeps expecting her son Adrian Hope to walk through the door.

She is still in shock after his death in a car accident just days ago.

“He won a scholarship to university in Brisbane to study media and drama and arts,” she said.

“He was such a good boy. I’m so proud of him.”

Family and friends of the Maryborough teenager joined his mother yesterday as they tried to come to terms with the death of the popular 17-year-old, who had recently graduated from Maryborough High school.

Adrian died on Monday night when the car in which he was a passenger collided with a utility at the corner of Teddington and Iindah roads, Tinana.

His 17-year-old girlfriend was driving because Adrian only had a learner’s permit.

Ms Collette said she expected a huge crowd at Adrian’s funeral, which may be held on Tuesday.

“I just can’t believe it,” she said.

“Adrian’s sister has taken everything on board and is organising the funeral.

“She’s been incredible – she’s only 19 herself.”

Adrian’s workmates at Bunnings Maryborough were too distraught to comment yesterday.

“The team are all really upset,” a staff member said.

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